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Prof. Isaiah M. Tabu PhD

Prof. Isaiah M. Tabu PhD

Faculty of Agriculture,

Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University

Box 536-20115, Egerton, Kenya.

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Phone 254-733939181/254-722105094

EDUCATION

2004

Ph.D. Agronomy

Egerton University

1987

Msc, Agronomy

Nairobi University

1985

Bsc, Agriculture (Upper 2nd Hons)

Nairobi University

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Agronomy

WORK EXPERIENCE

March 2013- Present

Associate Professor of Agronomy, Department of Crop, Horticulture and Soils

July 2007-March 2013

Senior Lecturer, Department of Crop, Horticulture and Soils

1994- June 2007

Lecturer, Department of Agronomy

1992-1994

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agronomy,

1990-1992

Agronomist with World Bank Funded fertilizer promotion project, Ministry of Agriculture Kenya

1989-1990

Provincial Crops Officer, North Eastern, Kenya

1987-1989

District Crops Officer, Kakamega, District

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2013-2016

Leveraging bambara nut for improved health, nutrition, incomes and to reverse environmental degradation in Kenya. Funded by NCST

2011-2013

Multipurpose legumes and management strategies for reinvigorating and maintaining the soil health and productivity of smallholder mixed farming systems Funded by The McKnight Foundation

2009-2010

Striga management using soya bean trap crop in western Kenya. S T & I Research Grant awards, NCST

2008-2009

Organic soil fertility management in Egerton University neighborhood funded by Egerton University Research Extension Division

2006-2008

Organic Agriculture with Trees (OAT) Funded by Austrian government.

2006-2007

Empowering local communities for Sustainable Agricultural Production: Funded by Commission for Higher Education Kenya

2006-2007

Intensification of Maize and sweet potato production through intercropping in Western Kenya. funded by Commission for Higher Education, Kenya

2005-2006

Food production and Striga weed control in Western Kenya -a collaborative project with CMMYT/TSBF. Funded by African Agricultural Technology Foundation.

2005

Improved fallow management in the Kenyan highlands. Funded by IFS/Rockfeller

1997-2003

Soil fertility management in small-scale farmers' fields of Western Kenya. Funded by DANIDA.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS.

1

Munyiri, S.W. and I. M. Tabu (2013). Resistance to the larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus) and yield performance in selected local maize landraces in Kenya. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research 3(2):40-47

2

Mwando, K. E. I. M. Tabu, O. D. Otaye, and P.N. Njau (2012). Effect of Stem Rust on the Quality of Selected Barley Genotypes. International Scholarly Research Network. ISRN Agronomy Volume 2012, doi:10.5402/2012/617081

3

Mwando, K.E., I. M. Tabu, O. D. Otaye, And P.N.Njau (2012). Effect of Ug99 Race of Stem Rust (Puccinia Graminis F.Sp. Tritici) on Growth and Yield of Barley (Hordeum Vulgare L.) in Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Science Vol. 4 (5):161-168

4

Odhiambo, J. A. Vanlauwe, B. , Tabu, I. M. , Kanampiu, F. and Khan, Z.(2011) Effect of intercropping maize and soybeans on Striga hermonthica parasitism and yield of maize, Archives Of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 44: 2, 158 — 167

5

Tabu I. M., S.W.Munyiri, and R.S.Pathak (2011). Phenotypic Characterization of Local Maize Landraces for Drought Tolerance in Kenya. In: Andre Bationo, B. Waswa, J. Okeyo and F. Maina (eds). Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa. DOI10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2_75,© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2011

6

Odhiambo, J.A. B. Vanlauwe, I.M. Tabu, F. Kanampiu, and Z. Khan (2011). In Vitro Selection of Soybean Accessions for Induction of Germination of Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth Seeds and Their Effect on Striga hermonthica Attachment on Associated Maize. In: Andre Bationo, B. Waswa, J. Okeyo and F. Maina (eds). Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa. DOI10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2_75,© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2011

7

Munyiri, S W., R. S. Pathak, I. M. Tabu and D. C. Gemenet (2010). Effects of moisture stress at flowering on phenotypic characters of selected local maize landraces in Kenya. Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences. Vol. 8, Issue 1: 892- 899

8

Tabu I. M., Obura, R. K., Bationo, A., Masinde, J. and L. Nakhone (2009). Effect of type of phospatic fertilizer on maize growth in a rhodic Ferralsol farmer perceived niche in western Kenya. Eger J. Sci. Tech 9: 1-12

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Tabu I. M., Bationo, A. Obura, R.K., Khaemba, J.M. (2007). Effect of rock phosphate, lime and green manure on growth and yield of maize in a non-productive niche of Ferralsols in farmers’ fields. In: A. Bationo, B. S. Waswa, J. Kihara and J. Kimetu (eds). Advances in Intergrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer.

10

Cheruyoit E. K., Mwonga S. M., Mumera L. M. Macharia J. K. Tabu I. M. (2007). Rapid decay of dolichos (Lablab purpreus L. ) Sweet) residue leads to loss of nitrogen benefit to suceeding maize. Australian J. of Experimental Agriculture 47 (8): 1000-1007

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Tabu I. M., Bationo, A. Obura, R.K., Nakhone L (2005). Effect of farmers’ management practices on small properties and maize yield. Journal of Agronomy 4(4):293-299.

12

Tabu I. M., Bationo, A. Obura, R.K and Mumera L. (2005). Effect of soil fertility management and N fertilizer rate maize yield in small holder farmers’ fields. Journal of Agronomy 5(2): 191-195.

13

Wandahwa P., Tabu, LM., Kendagor, M.K., Rota, 1A. (2006). Effect of intercropping and fertilizer type on growth and yield of soyabeans. J. of Agronomy 5(1): 69-73

14

Tabu I. M., Obura, R.K, Bationo, A., Swift MJ. (2004). Effect of' soil fertility management on the diversity and abundance of macrofauna in smallholder farmer's fields of Kabras Division Western Kenya. Egerton Journal 5(1): 2561271

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Tabu. I.M., Obura R.K.,Swift MJ. (2004). Macrofaunal abundance and diversity in selected farmer perceived soil fertility niches in western Kenya. Pp 487-500. In: A. Bationo (ed). Managing Nutrient Cycles to Sustain soil fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa. Academy Science publishers (ASP).

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Agronomy, soil fertility management, cropping systems

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